DAYTON, OH (November 5, 2010) – The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will kick off its new “Rockin’ Orchestra” series with a concert featuring Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles, on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 8 p.m. in the Schuster Center. Neal Gittleman, Music Director of the DPO, will conduct.
From the recent success of The Beatles: Rock Band to the release of the re-mastered Beatles albums, the popularity of the legendary “Fab Four” remains as great as ever. Many Beatles fans never had the opportunity to experience a live Beatles show. Now, Classical Mystery Tour offers that live experience in the comfort of a concert hall, for fans both old and new.
Classical Mystery Tour made their Dayton debut in 2006 and created such an impact, they were the obvious choice to kick off the “Rockin’ Orchestra” Series. Their November 20 concert will feature a Beatles songbook that spans from “A Hard Day’s Night” to “The Long and Winding Road” to Paul and John’s solo classics like “Live and Let Die” and “Imagine.”
Classical Mystery Tour features Jim Owen (John Lennon) on rhythm guitar, piano, and vocals; Tony Kishman (Paul McCartney) on bass guitar, piano, and vocals; John Brosnan (George Harrison) on lead guitar and vocals; and Chris Camilleri (Ringo Starr) on drums and vocals. Arranger Martin Herman transcribed the musical scores used in the concert note-for-note from the original Beatles recordings.
Other concerts in the 2010-2011 “Rockin’ Orchestra” series include One of These Nights: Music of The EaglesThe Symphony Rocks: Music of Led Zeppelin on January 22, 2011 and on April 2, 2011.
Tickets for the Classical Mystery Tour concert range from $26 – $76 and are available by calling (888) 228-3630 or by ordering on the web at www.daytonphilharmonic.com. Season Tickets for the entire three-concert “Rockin’ Orchestra” series range from $66 to $192 and may be ordered in the same ways as single tickets.
Shumsky Enterprises is Supporting Sponsor for the November 20 Classical Mystery Tour performance.